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Motherhood is raw. It's holding on for as long as you can while also admiring their strength when they no longer need a hand to hold on to.  It's love-filled, simple things, you wish you could bottle up forever, but are fleeting in the blink of an eye. It's awaiting and anticipating the next season of life, but reminiscing on the days you thought would never end. 

We have all been there... Patiently waiting for little ones to sleep through the night, yet we get there and wish for another night hushing them to sleep. Those mundane moments are what I preserve so families have an opportunity to look back on the beautiful yesterdays.


I truly hope to have the opportunity to meet you and your beautiful family. 



Ready to capture the timeless beauty of motherhood? Contact us today to schedule your personalized motherhood photography session in our Traverse City or Grand Rapids locations.


Let us preserve this extraordinary chapter of your life in images that will become cherished treasures for years to come.

  • How can I book my session?
    You can schedule a session by filling out the Inquire form on my website. Once your inquiry reaches me, anticipate a prompt response within 24-48 hours, complete with my comprehensive session guide and detailed investment insights. Upon confirming your booking, a meticulously crafted Style Guide will be delivered to you, allowing you to peruse it at your leisure. For your session, you have the choice of the cozy familiarity of your home, the natural backdrop of an outdoor location, or the inviting ambiance of my Grand Rapids photography studio. Your comfort and vision are at the forefront of the experience.
  • Where do sessions take place?
    Kayla Mari Photography is a Traverse City and Grand Rapids based photographer capturing families newborn, maternity sessions. All sessions take place in your home, at an outdoor location, or in my studio spaces located in Traverse City and Grand Rapids, Michigan.
  • What can we expect during our session?
    Each session is a bit different depending on what services you are looking for, but my main goal through each client experience is to tell your story through human connection. I love to incorporate details that are unique to you and your family's story. This could involve family traditions, elements you love, or places with meaning. These components of our session aren't grandiose things, but small mundane moments we all would like to remember one day.
  • Do I have access to your Client Closet?
    As a cherished KMP Client, you are granted the exclusive privilege of exploring my carefully curated wardrobe collection. Within this collection, you will discover an array of options tailored for each family member. This alleviates the challenges of coordinating outfits, enduring shopping escapades with little ones, or managing potential returns. Moreover, this opportunity empowers you to redirect the resources typically allocated for new attire towards your esteemed Grand Rapids Newborn Photography budget. Your personally selected wardrobe ensembles will be meticulously organized and made ready in our conveniently situated Grand Rapids newborn studio. You can be confident that I will utilize the sizing details you provide in your client questionnaire to ensure a perfect fit. With all preparations in place, your only task is to arrive and fully immerse yourself in cherishing those invaluable moments with your children.
  • How much is your commission fee?
    My commission fee is $375.00. This includes access to my photography studio in Grand Rapids, Michigan, time, talent and equipment.
  • Are digital and print products included?
    No, digital and print products are sold separately so you can customize your own unique package of art.
  • What do Digital Collections include?
    Digital Collections encompass a tailored online gallery accessible seamlessly through both your laptop and smartphone. These collections comprise an array of 50-75 high-resolution images, accompanied by printing rights for your convenience. As an added thank you, a set of 4x6" proof prints will be thoughtfully delivered to your doorstep within a mere 2 weeks following your ordering appointment.
  • What kind of print products do you offer?
    I offer a wide range of print products like matted prints, frames, heirloom albums, loose prints, canvas wrapped prints, large format prints, linen photo boxes and more! For more information on my product offerings, click here.
  • Do you travel for sessions?
    Absolutely! I love traveling outside of the Traverse City and Grand Rapids area for sessions. Your session will incur a small additional fee for travel expenses.
  • Can I add hair and makeup to my session?
    Yes! I have a wonderful hair and makeup artist I work with that would love to work with you prior to our session. Hair and makeup fees include full face makeup foundation, contouring, lashes, and any desired hairstyle. If you choose to add hair and makeup, there will be an additional fee.
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